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dossier My learning is affected by the condition of my life

Artistic Training with Kindred Spirits

22 February 2021

This film is part My learning is affected by the condition of my life, a symposium spread over time by Aude Christel Mgba, which is an experiment of various forms of learning, listening, touching, transmitting and producing knowledge.

With 5 of her students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Annette Schemmel conducted a workshop around the experience of passing on the chapter of her book, on the Système de Grands frères. The students decided to react to this text by noting down potentials of this system for the artist training as they know it through a film that they carefully made to share their questions and thoughts.

Annette Schemmel is a scientist, curator and teacher interested in the migration of knowledges in the visual arts. Since 2018 she is teaching at Theresien-Gymnasium Munich, besides engaging in the professionalization of future art teachers. Her current seminar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich brings together theories like bell hook’s radical pedagogy and practical experiments at pushing the Eurocentric boundaries of art lessons at the highschool level. Her phd-thesis from Free University Berlin is entitled "Visual Arts from Cameroon. A Case Study of Informal Training, 1974-2010" (Langaa RPCIG, Bamenda, 2016). More recent publications explore best practice examples of cultural education for refugees in Germany or scrutinize visual arts didactics aimed at global citizenship. Since 2019, she is part of the project “Exploring Visual Cultures”, a global pedagogic network.

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